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George Waring

George Waring, one of 200 convicts transported on the Surrey, 13 July 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: George Waring
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1804
Occupation: Ploughman
Date of Death: 22nd August, 1882
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 57 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 14 years

Crime: Stealing fowls
Convicted at: Lancaster Quarter Session
Sentence term: 14 years
Ship: Surrey or Surry
Departure date: 13th July, 1829
Arrival date: 14th December, 1829
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 199 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 117 (61)
Source description: This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.

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Community Contributions

Anonymous on 23rd June, 2011 wrote:

sentanced to 14 years for taking 5 loaves of bread from a baker

D Wong on 6th March, 2017 wrote:

George Waring was born at Pringle, Lancashire, he was 24 years old on arrival in VDL and was transported for “Stealing Ducks”.

Previous convictions: Receiving stolen goods, and a month for a bushel of potatoes.

George was 5’3 1/2” tall, light brown hair and whiskers, grey eyes, swarthy pockpitted complexion, single.

1830 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Ralston
1832-35 Musters: Assigned to Mrs. Jane Youl.

26/3/1826: TOL
14/4/1840: CP
5/8/1845: CP extended to all Australian Colonies.
20/7/1849: Free Certificate.

28/2/1841: Permission to marry Margaret Holder (Hindostan 1839).

19/4/1841: Married at Launceston - George was 33 and a Labourer, Margaret was 26 (listed as a prisoner). No children listed.

22/8/1882: George Waring died at Longford, Tas. aged 78.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 6th March, 2017 made the following changes:

date of birth: 1804 (prev. 0000), date of death: 22nd August, 1882 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime

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